Masters Spring Pentathlon

Joliet Blue Tides

Saturday, March 23, 2024

USMS Sanction : 214-S008

Joliet Blue Tides Masters

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Swimmer Registration Thu, Feb 15, 2024
06:00 AM
Thu, Mar 21, 2024
11:59 PM

Masters Spring Pentathlon
Hosted by the Joliet Blue Tides Masters Swim Team
Sanctioned by the Illinois LMSC for USMS, Inc.

DATE & TIME: Saturday, March 23, 2024                                                                      
                Pool Deck Open - 9:15am                                                        
                Warm Up - 9:30 - 10:20am                         
                Meet Begins - 10:30am                                              
FACILITY:  Inwood Athletic Club, 3000 W Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60435

8 lane, 25 yard indoor pool with Colorado timing system at starting end. All 8 lanes will be available for warm up. For all individual events EXCEPT the 500, lanes 2-7 will be used for competition with lanes 1 and 8 as continuous cool down/warm up. The 500 free and relays may use all 8 lanes for competition.
POOL LENGTH CERTIFICATION:  The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1.
TIMING SYSTEM: The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Individual event times may be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top 10 consideration.
ELIGIBILITY:  Current USMS rules will govern the meet. All participants must be age 18 or older as of the day of the meet, and be currently registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.
ENTRIES / ENTRY FEES:  There is a flat fee of $30 for this meet.  Online entry closes Thursday, March 21, at 11:59pm.
ENTRY LIMITS: Swimmers are encouraged to enter 1 Pentathlon event - either the Minor Pentathlon (50s of stroke with 100 IM) or the Major Pentathlon (100s of stroke with the 200 IM),or the Freestyle Pentathlon (all 5 freestyle events). You can also swim any combination of individual events if you do not wish to swim a Pentathlon, up to a maximum of 5 events. Please enter seed times if you can, or “No Time” for each of your events.

NONCONFORMING EVENT: The 25 free is a part of the Freestyle Pentathlon, but will not be eligible for USMS records and Top 10 times. This event will be hand timed.
SEEDING:  Events will be seeded according to time, slowest to fastest. Men and women will be combined for all events.
SCRATCHES:  There is no penalty for scratches. Scratches are non-refundable.

AWARDS: Swimmers will receive a bag tag at check in. All swimmers entered in the meet get to pull one Easter Egg from the hot tub. Three Swim Outlet gift cards will be hidden in the eggs. Pentathlon results (total times added together) for each gender and age group will be included with the 
final results.

RELAYS: No competitive relays will be offered at this meet. However, after the conclusion of the last event, a few fun relays will be swum for those who are interested. We will have a sign up on deck and all are encouraged to stay and have some fun with us! You do not need to have other teammates to participate on a relay, we will create “teams” from those who sign up.

SPECTATORS: Spectators will be allowed in the bleachers on deck or outside of the lobby windows. Swimmers may also use the bleachers or there is plenty of deck space for individual chairs as well.
HOSPITALITY:  There will be a hospitality room at this meet with gatorade, water and snacks.
MEET DIRECTOR:  Molly Hoover,, 815-741-7275 x135

WARM UPS: Entry into the pool must be feet first in a cautious manner. Diving shall be permitted only in the designated sprint lanes during the meet warm-up. Instructions given by the meet official must be always obeyed.

1.    500 free
2.    200 IM
3.    100 IM
4.    25 free
(10 min break)
5.    100 Butterfly
6.    50 Butterfly
7.    200 Free
8.    50 Backstroke
9.    100 Backstroke
(10 min break)
10.    50 Free
11.    100 Breaststroke
12.    50 Breaststroke
13.    100 Free


--To enter the minor pentathlon, select all 50s and 100 IM
--To enter the major pentathlon, select all 100s of stroke and 200 IM
--To enter the freestyle pentathlon, select all 5 freestyle events

Warm-ups start at 9:30 AM
Meet starts at 10:30 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 500 Y Free
2 Mixed 200 Y IM
3 Mixed 100 Y IM
4 Mixed 25 Y Free
5 Mixed 100 Y Fly
6 Mixed 50 Y Fly
7 Mixed 200 Y Free
8 Mixed 50 Y Back
9 Mixed 100 Y Back
10 Mixed 50 Y Free
11 Mixed 100 Y Breast
12 Mixed 50 Y Breast
13 Mixed 100 Y Free

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from " Events."

Online Registration closed on 3/21/2024.
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